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Work Party Tuesday 16th April 2019

This week the threat of imminent rain meant a change to the planned activity, but fifteen eager and suitably attired volunteers headed down to Lock No.7 ‘The Hidden Lock’ in Clydach where there were tasks aplenty for one and all. Volunteers ‘woodchip’ Bob and Gareth set to work on completing the implement store. They cut...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th April

Sunday 21st April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 23rd April: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th April 2019

Sunday 14th April: Training Day for volunteers for the Canoe and Kayak Hire, commencing at 10am, in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. Everybody is welcome and no previous knowledge is required. Tuesday 16th April 2019: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at Ynysmeudwy,...

Work Party Tuesday 9th April 2019

We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty-five volunteers came out on a gorgeous April spring day. The primary task this week was to clean all the canoes and the canoe store in preparation for the canoe and kayak hire season which commences on Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019. Volunteers...

Work Party Tuesday 3rd April 2019

  We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty volunteers came out on a lovely early April spring day. If the names ‘Daubentons’, ‘Barbastelle’ or ‘Pipistrelle’ are familiar then you will know that we are talking about bats. This week Alan and Martin were busy putting up the first of...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th April 2019

Monday 8th April 2019: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday 9th April 2019: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at Coed Gwilym Park where we will continue...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 31st March – Saturday 6th April 2019

Tuesday 2nd April 2019: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at Coed Gwilym Park where we will continue with bank repairs and will be making sure the channel is clear of all obstructions in preparation for the opening at Easter of the...

Work Party Tuesday 26th March 2019

We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty volunteers came out on a lovely warm spring day. We had our work cut out for us this week as recent high winds had brought down a forty foot silver birch tree across the canal. A team of volunteers lashed together two...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th March 2019

Tuesday 26th March 2019: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at Coed Gwilym Park where we will continue with bank repairs and capping.

Work Party Tuesday 19th March 2019

This week, 24 willing volunteers came out on a very pleasant mid-March day to work on the canal. We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach with a variety of tasks to undertake. We broke into small groups, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. Bob, John and Dominic continued work on the...

Work Party Saturday 16th March 2019

The call went out that Keep Wales Tidy had organized a community clean-up day for Saturday 16th March and local volunteers came out to do their bit. Youngsters from local schools, Paul and Michelle from the Canal Society and members of the Pontardawe Air Cadets gathered on the Recreation Grounds in Pontardawe at ten o’clock...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 24th March 2019

Tuesday 19th March 2019: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at a) Coed Gwilym Park where we will continue with bank repairs (weather permitting) and b) Clydach Lock where we will recycle more metal shelving.